Review: Wyndham Rio Mar Ocean Course
The back 9 starts you right next to the front 9 and meanders closer to the ocean. The 11th is a long, demanding par 5 that doglegs right. The 13th hole is on the tough side too. It looks really narrow off the tee and hitting the green is tough because of the front left water. The 15th hole is a par 5 that has a great view from the tee box which is set up on the hillside and looks out over much of the property and down toward the ocean, where you will soon encounter the signature hole. The 16th is the Ocean hole. It is beautiful and beastly. From the back tees it played 235 the day we were there, with a strong ocean breeze. I ripped a 3-wood and just missed the left side (ocean side) of the green. I still got up and down for par, but a tough narrow hole with condo right and ocean left. The green is large, but still not easy to hit. Even from the closer tees it is still a long hole. You finish toward the club house with a solid par 4.
While it isn’t as oceanfront as I was hoping, it is a solid course that offers a great variety of holes. The many water features throughout the course demand precision with your shots, or you are going to go through a lot of golf balls. The 16th hole is beautiful and tough. Great conditions, nice layout, and playing along and near the ocean, the Rio Mar Ocean course is a great choice.
For more information: http://www.wyndhamriomar.com/golf/golf_ocean_course.html
+Ocean hole 16
+Lots of variety of holes
+Great views of El Yunque
-Only 1 hole on ocean